PneuProject came to Oswego, IL to launch a large, creative church that just keeps launching...launching churches,
launching groups, and launching people.
Easter weekend of 2011, 1500 people came to the 5 worship services Geoffrey, Marissa
and their teams had developed and led in their church in Iowa. The following weekend Geoff & Marissa drove for 22 hours throughout the suburbs of Chicago, wondering why God would ask them to walk away from such success and where this new church was supposed to begin. When they got to Oswego, they knew they had arrived at the start of their journey.
"But when God says leap, you leap," they said. And they were fortunate to find support for their work through the Il and WI Region of the Christian Church and in partnership with many individual supporters who had seen their work and wanted to encourage the development of an organization like PneuProject.
PneuProject is unique in its perspective on the Christian faith. It is forged from the life experiences of its leadership. Marissa is a former scientific atheist who studied biochemistry and philosophy. She does not mince words about the failings of her life and the obvious and undeserved difference faith in Jesus has created for her and her family. Geoffrey is a lifelong Christian, a minister and former college professor who is a repeat church planter and ministry coach to other church planters. When a divorce almost ended his ministerial career, he realized that the conventional approach to faith was not articulating the full scope of God's grace and goodness, and he has spent the years since reaching out to people who have not felt drawn or connected to traditional expressions of the Christian faith.
PneuProject launches interactive and surprising programs that knock down barriers and invite people to pursue a relationship with Jesus. Faith & French Fries met at Tap House Grill in Oswego and featured free food, good music, stuff for kids, and a fresh look at Jesus for people who don't go to church. STORIES is an adult program that shares the stories of real people working on the front lines. It featured Chris Baker of Ink 180; he transforms gang and sex-trafficking tattoos into something beautiful. Big Life Community Church launched in May of 2012 and offers an opportunity to reconsider their idea of
Jesus' life and teachings and an opportunity to experience an uplifting, low-pressure worship environment
that is framed with the PneuProject message that God is for everyone.
Contact PneuProject to get involved.